Winter is definitely upon us and if you’re a bride, there’s no end to the winter wedding possibilities. Between the snowy landscapes, the hot chocolate wedding favours and the unique flower offerings, winter weddings can have a magical feel all their own. Janelle from Flowers by Janie and I are collaborating on another “bloom of the week” series and we’re kicking things off with one of my personal holiday favourites, the Paperwhite (I have one blooming in my back porch at the moment). Janelle tells us why Paperwhites are a lovely addition to a bouquet for a winter bride.
Paperwhite Narcissus are a member of the daffodil family. They are the most fragrant of the daffodil family and have small white star shaped clusters which are smaller and more delicate than the yellow daffodil. They generally have a short growing season and bloom between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Like the daffodil that excrete a sap like liquid from their stems which is harmful to other flowers. If mixing these flowers with other blooms it is highly recommended to cut the Paperwhites and set them in another vase for 4-6 hours before mixing them with other blooms. It is important that once with other blooms they are not recut. Paperwhites add texture and fragrance to sweet winter wedding bouquets!
Janelle and her hubby Oscar are winter wedding experts. They just celebrated their 5 year anniversary with a winter vow renewal at Spray Lakes. Her bouquet was romantic and fabulous and it contained…you guessed it, Paperwhites. I hope you’ll stop back next week for Part 2, as Janelle gives us more flower suggestions for a winter bride.
Bouquet for a winter bride captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker